DOJ Launches New Online Resource Regarding Accessible Technology Issues

While many continue to wait with growing impatience for the U.S. Department of Justice to finally issue regulations governing website accessibility for businesses under Title III of the ADA, DOJ has just launched a new online resource for those interested in staying abreast of developments in the overall area of accessible technology. 

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Brexit – a View from Continental Europe

By | Brexit Legal | April 26, 2016

As described in the previous blog existing domestic legislation in the remaining 27 Member States of the EU (“EU 27”) would need to be reconsidered by domestic legislators and be amended, depending on both domestic needs and any requirements arising under the negotiations between the UK and the remaining EU27 Member States.

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Uber Aims to Settle Two Class Actions; Approximately 385,000 Uber Drivers in California and Massachusetts to Remain Independent Contractors – at Least for Now

Last Thursday, Uber settled two closely-watched class actions contesting Uber’s classification of approximately 385,000 drivers in California and Massachusetts as independent contractors as opposed to employees.

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Texas Attorney General Opines That Online Fantasy Sports Leagues Are Illegal in Texas

Adding his voice to the voices of other state attorneys general around the country who have addressed the issue recently, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an opinion (No. KP-0057) on January 19, 2016, considering the legality of paid fantasy sports leagues such as DraftKings.com and FanDuel.com under state law – in this case, Texas state law.

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Will Expanding the Definition of Beneficial Ownership Broaden Change of Control Triggers?

The recently introduced “Brokaw Act” that proposes changes to the rules governing the reporting of ownership in U.S. public companies would expand the definition of “beneficial owner” to include any person with a “pecuniary or indirect pecuniary interest”, including through derivatives, in a particular security (borrowing the concept from the SEC’s insider reporting regime, which captures the “opportunity to profit” from transactions related to the relevant security).

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